OkCaller Opt Out & Data Removal Guide

Having your personal details, like your phone numbers, easily accessible online is quite a scary thought. Unfortunately, because of data brokers and people search sites like OkCaller, this is a reality.

OkCaller is an online telephone number directory that boasts an extremely large number of over 800 million phone and address book contacts. This makes OkCaller one of the biggest online directories. With that in mind, it’s safe to assume this includes your phone number as well.

Having this type of Personally Identifiable Information easily accessible to third parties can pose serious security issues. Cybercriminals can gain access to your contact information, addresses, financial records, and more and then use this information to target you, increasing the chances of you falling for various scams and even identity theft.

To minimize this risk, you’ll want to opt out of OkCaller online directory and other similar websites, such as data broker and people search sites. With the help of our guide, you’ll be able to do this in a matter of minutes.

Opt-out process:  5 – 10 minutes

Removal Requirements: Phone number

Updated: March 7, 2023

How to opt out of OkCaller and remove your info?

In short:

  1. Search for your phone number
  2. Verify your listing
  3. Change caller number status

Keep reading for the step-by-step opt-out procedure with screenshots.

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What to do if your phone number is being shared on the dark web?

Step-by-step OkCaller opt-out guide

Total Time: 5 minutes

  1. Go to the OkCaller webpage, scroll down to the “phone number query” search bar, enter your phone number, and click “okcaller search.”

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    Go to the OkCaller webpage, scroll down to the “phone number query” search bar, enter your phone number, and click “okcaller search.”

  2. Scroll halfway down the page until you find a box titled “edit your listing.”

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    Scroll halfway down the page until you find a box titled “edit your listing.” To confirm you are the owner of the number, you will need to go through an authentication process. One way to do this is to enter a four-digit PIN you receive on your phone on the next dashboard page. The second way is to confirm via a call. 

  3. Change caller number status to “unlisted”

    If you choose the text message option, once you enter the PIN, you’ll be able to change your caller number status. You can set it to “unlisted,” “unknown,” or “private.” 
    By doing so, you will remove any address and personal information that was previously visible in the OKCaller address book.

4. Continue your data removal journey

With this last step, you’ve come just a bit closer to taking back control of your online data privacy. That said, data brokers, Google, and other search engines also probably have your personal info displayed, providing easy access to anyone who’s interested.

To ensure your private information stays private, you’ll want to remove this info from as many websites as possible. You can do this by manually sending opt-out requests to OkCaller and other sites but, as you’ve probably guessed, this is a process that will take quite some time.

Alternatively, you can subscribe to Incogni. Incogni is an automated personal information removal service that sends such requests on your behalf. It works to keep your personal details, such as names, phone numbers, addresses, and more, off the market.

If you prefer to do this manually, you can start from the following opt-out guides:

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